Age: He/she has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course.
CBSE has fixed the upper age limit for NEET as 25 years on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST category and for candidates with disbilities.
The Age criteria for appearing in NEET (UG) - 2018 are as follows:
For Candidates of Unreserved Category (UR) born on or between 07.05.1993 and 01.01.2002 For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC/PH Category born on or between 07.05.1988 and 01.01.2002
Number of attempts: There is no cap for number of attempts (As per letter no. U.12023/16/2010-ME-II dated 06/12/2017 of MoH & FW). Candidates may appear for the NEET examination as far as they satisfy the age restrictions.
Nativity: Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are ELIGIBLE to appear in NEET (UG)-2017. They are eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institution and the Government of India.
Foreign nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dentals college/state.
Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats: Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana vide their letter no.13021/C1/2016 dated 06.11.2017 & letter no.7072/C1/2017 dated 07.11.2017 respectively have informed that Government of Andhra Pradesh and Government of Telangana have decided to join and contribute to the All India Quota seats from the admissions of 2018 onwards. Accordingly, the candidates of these States have also become eligible for 15% All India Quota seats (As per letter No. F.No. V.26012/05.2017-MEP/MEC dated 10.01.2018, Directorate General Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India)
(i) Students from the State of J & K are NOT ELIGIBLE for 15% all India quota seats as these States had opted out of All India Scheme since its inception. If they claim eligibility, they must submit online Self Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically along with confirmation page for the record and to present during counselling. This Self Declaration of the candidates will be verified at the time of counselling and if found to be false at any time, the candidature/admission of such candidates shall be cancelled and criminal proceedings may be initiated against them.
(ii) Candidates from the State of J & K can appear in NEET (UG) for admission to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune subject to the fulfilment of eligibility conditions.
Marks in qualifying examination: Candidates must have passed any of the qualifying examinations or appearing in the qualifying examination in 2018. Also the candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology at the qualifying examination. In case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination shall be 40% marks and for persons with locomotor disability of lower limbs, minimum of 45% marks for Gen-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH are required.